Healthy Scallop Recipes

Find healthy, delicious scallop recipes including baked, grilled and sautéed scallops. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Brown Butter Seared Scallops

Rating: 5 stars 1
Get perfectly cooked scallops every time with this easy method. Sea scallops (the large ones) are sautéed in butter that turns deliciously nutty as it cooks, to make a super-fast, special dinner. A splash of lemon juice and fresh herbs finish the dish. Round out the menu with sautéed spinach and brown rice or orzo.
By Carolyn Casner

Seared Scallops with White Bean Ragu & Charred Lemon

Rating: 4 stars 7
This recipe for seared scallops with white beans and spinach turns out a healthy dinner that looks impressive (and tastes great) in just 25 minutes. Giving lemons a quick sizzle in the skillet amps up the flavor of this piccata-inspired dish. The heat helps release even more citrus juice and sweetens it too. When shopping for scallops, look for ones labeled "dry." Some scallops are soaked in a solution that prevents them from searing properly and can give them a soapy flavor.
By Adam Dolge

Panko- & Parmesan-Crusted Baked Scallops

Rating: 5 stars 7
This easy baked scallop recipe features a delightful balance of a crunchy, golden-brown topping and tender, sweet scallops. They feel decadent like scallops should, thanks to the tasty lemon-butter sauce. Look for uniform scallops; if they're particularly large, you might need to bake them for more than 10 minutes.
By Karen Rankin

Air-Fryer Scallops

Rating: 4 stars 1
A quick and impressive dinner, scallops turn succulent and tender in the air fryer. The lemon-herb sauce is the perfect way to bring zest to each bite.
By Adam Hickman

Lemon-Garlic Butter Scallops

Rating: 5 stars 2
In this healthy scallop recipe, lemon brightens up sweet scallops. Serve the lemon-garlic butter scallops alongside sautéed spinach with a piece of toasted whole-grain bread to sop up the buttery sauce.
By Carolyn Casner

Scallops & Cherry Tomatoes with Caper-Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
These pan-seared scallops come together in just 20 minutes for a delicious, easy dinner. You'll want some whole-wheat angel hair pasta or polenta to sop up all the rich, briny sauce.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Seared Scallops with Green Goddess Slaw

Avocado, yogurt and buttermilk lend creaminess to the herbaceous dressing coating this salad.
By Adam Dolge

Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

Rating: 5 stars 1
People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a variety of fillings, from seafood to red meat, eggs to vegetables. In Wuhan, dumplings may be served at any meal. Crisp, pan-fried dumplings don't have to be loaded with fat. Cooking them in a mix of water and oil makes them crisp on the bottom, tender and juicy inside.
By Ying Chang Compestine

Shrimp and Scallop Vegetable Stir-Fry

Rating: 3 stars 1
This seafood stir-fry is bursting with flavor and it's ready in 30 minutes!
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Scallop Scampi with Pasta

Rating: 3 stars 1
This scallop scampi with pasta is a delicious twist on the classic shrimp dish. Swap in whole-wheat angel hair pasta for a boost of fiber.
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By Liv Dansky

Blackened Scallops

These easy blackened scallops are packed with flavor. Making your own spice mixture allows you to control the sodium. Serve over grits or pasta with a squeeze of lemon for brightness.
By Ali Ramee

Miso-Glazed Scallops with Soba Noodles

Rating: 4 stars 5
This Japanese-inspired dish uses one sauce--a sweet/salt combination of mirin and miso--to make both the marinade for the scallops and the caramelized pan sauce for the noodles. A good pairing would be a simple green salad dressed with a citrus vinaigrette.
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Seafood Couscous Paella
Rating: 5 stars 11

Whole-wheat couscous soaks up this savory saffron-infused broth.